As part of a joint cooperation between UNICEF Iran and the Ministry of Interior to expand Child Friendly Cities across the country, a high-level delegation from Iran’s government attended and contributed actively to UNICEF’s First International Child-friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) Summit held in Cologne, Germany from 15 to 18 October 2019.
On Friday 18 October, Dr. Ghodratollah Norouzi - the Mayor of Isfahan – acknowledged Child Friendly Cities Manifesto presented by child and youth representatives from child-friendly cities and beyond and joined 100 mayors from over 40 countries to sign the Mayors’ Declaration of Cologne to reassure the commitment of Isfahan for its implementation.
In this summit, Mr. Javad Safaei - the Director of International Specialized Agencies in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of I.R.I – elaborated on how the Government of Iran is facilitating the CFCI in Iran at the panel “What central governments can do to support cities and communities in becoming more child-friendly”.
On the other hand, Ms. Fatemeh Javani – Head of International Organizations and Specialized Agencies of the Ministry of Interior –presented the National Mother and Child Rooms Initiative from Iran in the special session on the Family-friendly Policies.
UNICEF Iran supported the participation of a high-level delegation from Iran in the CFCI Summit. The delegation from Iran met with Ms. Charlotte Petri Gornitzka - UNCIEF Deputy Executive Director in Partnerships - and Ms. Henrietta Reker - Lord Mayor of Cologne - and visited several sites of CFCs projects in Germany and Switzerland.
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